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Education K-12 and the Shortage of Teachers

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Education K-12 and the Shortage of Teachers
1. Introduction: Policy Problem
In South Carolina State, the share of educators quitting their posts per annum (6,500 in number, in the year 2016) is much higher as compared to that of teacher-program graduates available to occupy those vacant posts (1,700, for the year 2016). The state’s teacher-training enrollment has been dwindling at four percent, averagely, a year. From 2009 to 2014, a thirty-five percent drop was witnessed in teacher education enrollment, to 451,000 from 691,000. This represents a decline of nearly 240,000 graduates in 2014 from the 2009 figures (Sutcher, Darling-Hammond & Carver-Thomas, 2016). The state’s dearth of qualified educators, particularly in rural, impoverished areas and within the disciplines of science and mathematics, has grown so acute that long-term economic growth as well as education quality has suffered statewide (The Citadel, 2017). In this paper, the State of South Carolina will be…… [Read More]

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Brown, E. S. (Ed.). (1938). Ratification of the Twenty-First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States: State convention records and laws. The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

Burnham, W. (2016). Introduction to the law and legal system of the United States. West Academic Publishing.

Daniel, L.G., Petersen, G., Welch, F., Meetze-Holcombe, T., Pedersen, J. & Rakestraw, J. (2017). South Carolina education deans collaborate to tackle teacher shortage. College of Education, University of South Caroline. Retrieved from http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/education/about/news/2017/deans_teacher_shortage.php on 26 April 2018

Dee, T. S., & Goldhaber, D. (2016). Understanding and Addressing Teacher Shortages in the United States. The Hamilton Project, Brookings.

Elazar, D. (1972). American Federalism: A View from the States, 2nd ed. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company.

Espinoza, A (2017). Providence schools face a shortage of teachers for English language learners. WNPR. Retrieved from http://wnpr.org/post/providence-schools-face-shortage-teachers-English-language-learners on 27 April 2018

Fiorina, M. P. (1994). Divided government in the American states: a byproduct of legislative professionalism?. American Political Science Review, 88(2), 304-316.

Hedge, D. (2018). Governance and the changing American states. Routledge.

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Addressing an Area of Instructional Need

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Attainment of the Achievement Goal

I currently teach Business-related courses at Downingtown HS East Campus, which has experienced an overall high performance of students over the last few years. The Business-related courses that I teach are designed students prepare to compete in competitions like mock trial, DECA, and other business topic competitions. While most of my students have demonstrated significant interest in pursuing a career in the field of business, they have challenges in reading. Due to reading challenges, the biggest problem in my class is that most of the students who take these courses are lower level or average students and struggle with higher level thinking and development of their idea. The desired change in this area is for students to demonstrate higher level creative thinking and be able to develop their own ideas. This paper discusses strategies that I could use in my classroom to help in the…… [Read More]

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California Department of Education Publication. (n.d.). Interventions in English Language Arts. Retrieved from California Department of Education website: https://pubs.cde.ca.gov/tcsii/ch2/intrvnelarts.aspx

Cox, J. (2017). Teaching Strategies that Enhance Higher-Order Thinking. Retrieved December 6, 2017, from http://www.teachhub.com/teaching-strategies-enhance-higher-order-thinking

Professional Learning Board. (n.d.). Why Use Graphic Organizers in the Classroom? Retrieved December 6, 2017, from https://k12teacherstaffdevelopment.com/tlb/why-use-graphic-organizers-in-the-classroom/

Tofade, T., Elsner, J. & Haines, S.T. (2013, September 12). Best Practice Strategies for Effective Use of Questions as a Teaching Tool. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 77(7). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3776909/

Thoughtful Classroom. (n.d.). Styles and Strategies for Helping Struggling Learners Overcome Common Learning Difficulties. Retrieved November 24, 2017, from https://www.thoughtfulclassroom.com/PDFs/lsis-help-for-struggling-students.pdf


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Teacher Workshop Teacher's Workshop Is

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S. Department of Education presented a five-year grant to University esearch Co's - UC Center for Human Services to work in collaboration with McDaniel College. The project is intended to act as a source to McDaniel to expand and execute a high quality bilingual education/ESL teacher-training program. By this project, CHS/McDaniel will offer various professional development openings to public school teachers and administrators, including workshops, graduate courses in bilingual education, field experiences, and a rigorous summer training institute. (Bilingual Education: Training for All Teachers)

The language immersion programs that are now provided in the United States came from Canada. They wanted their English-speaking population to learn French. Canadians realized English-speaking students were not getting adequate French to get minimum grades in school and to get jobs in French speaking areas of Canada. In 1975, Canada's first French immersion program began and by 1980 this program was launched in the United…… [Read More]

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Bilingual Education: Training for All Teachers" Retrieved at http://www.urc-chs.com/services/education/bilingualeducation.html. Accessed on 20 March 2005

Canales, JoAnn; Ruiz-Escalante; Jose Agustin. "A Pedagogical Framework for Bilingual Education Teacher Preparation Programs" Proceedings of the Third National Research Symposium on Limited English Proficient Student Issues: Focus on Middle and High School Issues. Retrieved at http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/pubs/symposia/third/canales.htm. Accessed on 20 March 2005

Cargas, Rachel; Ryan, Tricia. (May 7, 2002) "Bilingual Education" Rachel Cargas's Online Research Portfolio. Retrieved at http://tiger.towson.edu/users/rcarga1/researchpaper.htm#BilingualeducationoriginatinginCanadaAccessed on 20 March 2005

Krashen, Stephen. (August 22, 2000) "Bilingual Education Wasn't a Cure" New York Times. Retrieved at http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/JWCRAWFORD/klet4.htm. Accessed on 20 March 2005
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Teacher Stress Real Crisis in the Classroom

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Teacher Stress

eal Crisis in the Classroom: Where Have All the Teachers Gone?"

The article "The eal Crisis in the Classroom: Where have all the teachers gone?" By William . Ogden, discusses the problematic circumstance of teachers leaving schools more quickly than schools are able to replace them. Ogden argues that a majority of students simply aren't willing to "wade through" complex field exams, coursework and certification programs. Part of the literature analysis begins by pointing out that educational facilities are subject to far too much scrutiny from outside organizations.

From a beneficial perspective the article does point out the crisis that is obviously plaguing educational facilities: a shortage of teachers. Also pointed out is the notion that professionals are poorly compensated. In this case the literature review provides too much "fluff." The article talks about songs in the 1960s, "Where have all the flowers gone" seemingly veering focus away…… [Read More]

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Arends, Richard I.; Castle, Sharon. "Faculty Supply and Demand in Education." Journal of Teacher Education, Vol. 54, 2003

Foshay, Arthur W.; Leavitt, Howard B. "Issues and Problems in Teacher Education: An International Handbook." Greenwood Press, Westport: 1992.

Sindelar, P.T., Buck, G.H., Carpenter, S., & Watanable, A.K. (1993). "Supply and demand in leadership personnel in special education: A follow-up study with analysis of failed searches." Teacher Education and Special Education, 16 (3), 240-248.

Smith, D.D., & Pierce, T.B. (1995). "The state of special education leadership training and college and university faculty: What we know and what we don't." Teacher Education and Special Education, 18, 156-165.
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Teacher Pay Performance Is it

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Sometimes, an apparently poor performance on a standardized proficiency exam may be a remarkable performance for an individual student, although not when compared to the rest of the district's more privileged or capable children,

Linking pay to student performance provides a profound disincentive for teachers not to take the risk of teaching in historically disenfranchised and underperforming school districts. Why work twice as hard to deal with students who are more difficult to educate, for less pay? Finally, linking pay to performance assumes the validity of the test used to measure student performance. Teachers who teach 'to the test' may receive a bonus, while teachers who spend time devising creative assignments, or who cover material in a way that deals with all of the student's multiple intelligences, rather than just the verbal and mathematical capabilities tested on standardized proficiency tests, may not be rewarded adequately.… [Read More]

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Teacher Behavior and Class Culture

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Teacher Behavior/Class Culture

Avoiding Seeking Help in the Classroom: Who and Why?" appeared in the Educational Psychology Review in 2001. The article, by Allison Ryan, Paul Pintrich, and Carol Midgley, is mainly a literature review in the interrelated areas of achievement goal theory, social-goal orientation, and classroom dynamics and how these things impact the decision to seek academic help. The researchers investigated the causes of help avoidance, which has been found to increase during early adolescence (p.94). Therefore, the population in question is early adolescents, although the researchers to include references to studies that deal with other student populations. The article is well-written, well-organized, and clear. Help-seeking is the main focus of the paper, and is described by the authors as "an important self-regulatory strategy that contributes to student learning," (93). As help-seeking directly relates to actual student performance, the current research is important and can help educators understand and…… [Read More]

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Teacher's Aid What Is a

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If a religion forbids dancing, those children should not have to learn a new dance, even though it might be a lot of fun for others. In other religions, any kind of image is forbidden. These children should not be served cookies that have, for instance, a jack-o-lantern or the country's flag on it.

At the same time, such a day can help students learn about each others' cultures. In those cases, parents who belong to those cultures might organize the activities. For instance, if there are Jewish children in the school, parents might make latkes with applesauce or have an activity that explains the significance of a Jewish holiday. Ethnic minorities might set up an activity that demonstrates something important about their culture and history. "Under Eights" can be a learning experience as well as a lot of fun.

13. You are a teachers' aide. Discuss with a teacher…… [Read More]

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Teacher Interview Reflection Two of

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If I had been in the instructor's position, I fear that I would not have handled the disciplinary issues quite as well, as I had not thought of all of the considerations mentioned by the instructor during the interview, especially the issue of the disruptive students' right and need to be educated and grow. An aide would have been of assistance in these scenarios, as they could remove the student from the public setting while going over rules and restoring discipline, but this is secondary to a proper consideration of the issues. I might have dropped different items from the week's curriculum, as well, but these changes would have been minor and largely unimportant. As far as moving ahead with tasks, I would have done just what the instructor did.

The rationales along which the above decision would have been-based is simply that these approaches appear to be the best…… [Read More]

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Teacher Rights and Responsibilities in

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esponding to hate crimes

Finally, all employees of the Trenton Public School District who become aware in the course of their employment that a student or other staff person has committed a hate crime or is about to commit one are required to immediately inform the principal and chief school administrator. According to the District's Equal Educational Opportunity Policy (File Code 5145.4), "All incidents of hate/bias shall be reported whether they occur during school hours on school grounds, on the way to or from school or otherwise" (p. 2). Teachers can play an important role in mitigating hate crimes in the schools by addressing anti-Semitism and Islamophobia (Haynes, 2011).

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Anderson, J.B. (2009, Fall). Academic freedom in post-September 11 America: A research guide.

eference & User Services Quarterly, 49(1), 13-15.

Applied Engineering and Science Academy mission statement. (2007). Trenton Board of Education. etrieved from http://www.trenton.k12.nj.us/tchs/Course%20

Catalog/Course%20Catalogue%202006.pdf.

Black's law dictionary. (1990).…… [Read More]

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Anderson, J.B. (2009, Fall). Academic freedom in post-September 11 America: A research guide.

Reference & User Services Quarterly, 49(1), 13-15.

Applied Engineering and Science Academy mission statement. (2007). Trenton Board of Education. Retrieved from http://www.trenton.k12.nj.us/tchs/Course%20

Catalog/Course%20Catalogue%202006.pdf.